Friday, March 30, 2012

Pens @ Sabres Play by Play

Pens 5 Sabres 3

Third Period

0:00- PENS WIN 5-3!!!!! Pens give something for the Sabres fans to BOO at. Great game. Johnson was great in the net and Sid was amazing.

0:22- Johnson with huge pad save.

0:45- Sabres empty net. Johnson with huge save and no rebound.

2:21- Geno heads to the box for delay of game as puck is on edge and goes over the glass. Sabres with PP. Big PK.

4:05- Asham, Staal, and Adams working hard at the boards. Intense battle.

5:42- Emotions rise on the ice. Getting intense, but that has been the whole game.

8:03- Geno tries to jam one into the side of the net.

10:10- Sabres Vanek with a great chance. Puck gets behind Johnson and he reaches back for the puck and then lays down on top on it. Almost goes over the goal line. To close for the Pens.

11:50- Shooting frenzy and fast pace. Becoming a goalie battle between Miller and Johnson.

13:51- Shooting frenzy for the Pens. Sid in the slot goes to one knee and his shot is stopped. Amazing pace of a game. Very fast.

15:51- Geno comes rushing in an draws four Sabres to him. He backhands a pass to Kuni. Miller out to challenge and makes a quick save.

17:02- Johnson with great save on Sabres 3 on 2 chance. Controls the rebound.

18:20- Johnson with huge back to back saves. Amazing goal tending.

19:18- Duper with a breakaway, but Miller flashes the glove to make the save.

20:00- Officially the start of third period. Teams switch ends of the ice.

21:37- Third period time/ finishing second period! Lets get some more goals Pens and keep up the great work.

Second Period

1:37- Taking intermission as pane of glass is broken and will take awhile to fix. Will add to third period. 4-3 Pens

2:14- Geno is robbed and should of had the puck in the net. To close.

3:01- SABRES VANEK SCORES. Weird bounce off the faceoff and no one knows where it is. Vanek with great stick work around Johnson and into the net. 4-3 Pens

4:54- SULLIVAN SCORES! Sid with a great shift out there. One backhand pass to Z that is messed up. Sid gets it and tries again to Duper. Duper fans on the shot and Sully puts it over the stick of Miller and into the net. 4-2 Pens.

5:55- Neal is a man on a mission. Crashes the net and Sabres mauled him. Getting a little chippy.

8:17- NEAL SCORES! Pens come in the zone on the rush. Geno passes to Sid. Sid passes to Neal, right pass Geno where Sabres thought he was going. Neal rips one pass Miller, who can't get over. 3-2 Pens. Sid with his 600th career point and the 7th youngest to do so! Go SID!

8:52- Sabres trips up Z and Pens get PP.

10:00- Pens PP ends and Miller comes up with another huge save at the end on Staal's shot. He bounces around the puck, but is able to cover it for a whistle.

10:51- Johnson with huge save as Sabres get a great SH chance. Pens come back with 4 on 1 chance, but Miller makes his own huge save. Battle of goalies right now.

12:02- Sabres Roy with hooking call and the Pens get a PP.

13:41- Neal with a wicked slap shot hits the post a TING fills the arena. So close!

15:45- Pens kill the Sabres PP. Adams does a great job on the PK once again. Johnson with nice save as PP ends.

17:46- Cooke sits for boarding Sabres Weber. Weber should of been smarter and his fault for the hit.

19:44- Sid, Duper, and Sullivan crash the net. Somehow Miller keeps the puck out of the net.

20:00- Second period starts! Lets keep up the good energy Pens!

First Period

0:00- First period ends. Last few minutes was a shooting frenzy on both sides of the ice. The two headed monster each with goals as this game is tied 2-2 after the first.

2:13- Johnson with a huge save, Sid with a save as Johnny is down and Duper with his own. The whole team playing netminder and keep the puck out of the net.

4:15- SABRES ENNIS SCORES. Ennis directs a wicked wrist shot to the net and it sneaks under the pads of Johnson. He was thinking he would pass it, wants that goal back. Showing some cobwebs from not playing in a while. 2-2.

5:06- Neal is a hard working player. Great back checking and getting in to get the puck first. Tormenting defense.

7:08- SID SCORES! Sid is at the side of the net and takes a bad angle shot. He stuffs it between the pads of Miller and it tickles over the goal line. Sid has figured out Miller's five hole. Amazing. 2-1 Pens

8:18- Johnson just gets his left pad at the post to ROBBED Sabres Foligno. The puck actually hit side of net, but the pad was the reason why.

9:28- Duper takes a shot at the net. The puck hits the face of Sabres Myers. He is down on the ice. He seems ok. Wears a visor, good thing.

10:48- Pens get lucky as a puck is redirected wide of Johnny. Was almost directed into the net.

13:25- SABRES LEOPOLD SCORES! Johnson with the first save, but Pominville prevents Johnson from making a good save. Leopold able to poke it in the net. 1-1 tie game.

16:10- GENO SCORES! Geno gets the puck and goes straight to the net. First shot is saved, but Geno doesn't give up and puts the rebound in the net. It is a PP goal and Geno's career high 48th goal. 1-0 Pens

16:50- Stafford upends Vitale at Pens blue line and sits for it. Pens on PP.

19:22- Sid, Sullivan, and Duper with good start. Duper gets a great chance on Miller, but pad save it made.

20:00- Puck drops and here we go! Pens taking on the red hot Sabres. Johnny in net. Lets Go Pens

Line combinations as follows:

Kuni, Geno, Neal
Sullivan, Sid, Duper
Cooke, Staal, TK
Admas, Vitale, Asham

D pairings
Z, Orpik
Niskanen, Martin
Strait, Engo

Johnson in the net.

Scratches for the Pens are Tangradi, Lovejoy, Park, Jeffery, Tanger, and Despres.

Pens getting ready to take on the Sabres in about 30 minutes!!

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